First there's no cooking! Second there's very little preparation. Best of all the clean up is pretty simple.
Of course, most of this ease depends upon what sort of juicer you use. I had a Jack LaLanne juicer for a very short time many years ago but I soon sent it back as it kept jamming up and shorting out on me. I must have been doing something wrong because I know a lot of people love their LaLanne juicers.
Brevelle Juicer featured in the movie. Ha! Apparently Joe's influence caused a run on Brevelle Juicers. We couldn't find any available on any internet site! We finally tracked one down at the local Bloomingdales and grabbed it!
I cannot praise this juicer highly enough! Our's is stainless steel so there's no concern about staining the parts with the intense juice you are making. The clean up is simply a breeze. Since fiber is so sticky it is vital to clean up the juicer after every juicing "event" but there's not much to it.
So - that's my commercial for the day. Since today has been so busy we'll just get right to the juicing.
Here's today's plan from the Reboot website. I encourage you to register and take advantage of all the resources at this website. There are 100s of juice recipes to try there and advice from Registered dietitions if you have questions or special needs.
B+ that yesterday's Mean Green received.
Moving on to our Lunch! I will confess that I had a lunch date with an old friend and did not go all uber liquid diet on her and make her watch me sip my juice. We went to an Asian restaurant and I had some miso soup. So - I didn't have a raw diet but it was still pretty liquid. That said I came home and whipped up the lunch and snack juices since I was a bit hungry after just having a small bowl of soup.
Now here's an interesting aside. Why is it that a glass of juice satisfies my hunger for several hours but a similar amount of soup containing just miso (soy) leaves me hungry 45 minutes later? I'm thinking it must be the enormous amount of nutrients these juices contain. I've always thought it was amazing and frankly strange that just drinking five good sized glasses of juice I'm really not hungry despite not ingesting many calories. I think it must be the nutrients in the juice.
Ok - so now on to our lunch juice called V 28. I don't know what the 28 is but I will say there's virtually nothing in this juice that I like to eat on its own or camouflaged in a salad. I'm not a fan of jalapenos and I simply loathe radishes. Yes - loathe them. They go in the same category for me as blue cheese. Ack!
But - as your faithful scribe and guinea pig I felt obligated to make this recipe and let you know what I think, albeit only a half serving. Indeed, this is one savory tasting juice. Savory with a capital S is still an understatement. There is a bite to it and some zing. I could see where some people would really enjoy something like this. I would not be one of those people. So, if you like somewhat spicy, hearty tasting juice I would recommend this. It might be more palatable if it was warmed up like a soup. Let me know if one of you tries this idea and finds it to your liking. I think I'm going to have to give this a D
Since this juice was so light, refreshing and enjoyable it deserves an A No doubt my pleasure in this concoction is due to lingering V 28 dismay - such is life.
For our dinner we have a juice called Bountiful Brassica where there got this name? I do not know. This is another savory style juice that makes me scratch my head wondering why someone thought cabbage juice would be a good idea. Surprisingly, this is not bad. Obviously the cabbage, kale and broccoli jack the nutrient content of this juice threw the roof. The lemon and ginger root give this juice a fresh "zing" so that it is very drinkable. I think this juice definitely deserves at least a B+. You might give it a strong A.
So, with the entries from today's juices we have the following tally.
|Carrot Apple Ginger||Juice||Reboot||one||NA||A++|
|Citrus Inspired Green Juice||Juice||Reboot||one||NA||B|
|Spinach Fennel Cucmber||Juice||Reboot||two||NA||A|
Tomorrow is our last day of the Reboot Three Day Weekend Plan. On Thursday we'll be switching gears and following Ani's 15 Day Fat Blast. I'll have to find some time to review the next days of recipes and go do some more shopping.
Let me know if you've tried any of these recipes, what you've thought and if you've got some ideas for how to make V28 palatable. I'd also love to hear if you've found some items on the Reboot website that you thought were interesting and worth trying.
Thanks for reading!